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Music Scholars

Program Overview

The Music Scholars program is designed for students to enhance the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis community with their musical talents while pursuing academic goals in the sciences.

Applications are welcome from vocalists, brass players, woodwinds players, percussionists and jazz musicians. Preference may be given to areas of need, such as low brass, double reeds and vocalists. A limited number of music scholars will be selected annually.

Under the guidance of the University’s director of music activities and the music scholars program advisors, scholars will be assigned to participate in appropriate music ensembles that may include the Royal Chorale, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Pit Orchestra and/or annual musicals.

Scholars will also serve as a student advisory board to the University’s music program and assist in administration of the program as directed by the program advisor.

Before You Apply

Before you apply for the scholars program, you must submit:

  1. A completed Application for Admission to the University.
  2. A completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Apply to Be a Scholar

To apply for the program once you have completed the above steps:

  1. Complete the Music Scholars Application 
    • Note: You will need your admission application log in to access the scholars application.
  2. Attach an Application Essay (500-700 words)
    Describe your musical experience (instruments, ensembles, events, etc.) and explain why music remains a priority to you as a student at University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis.
  3. Submit a Letter of Recommendation written by someone outside of your family who is familiar with your past volunteerism, dedication to your community or potential as an agent of change within your community.
  4. Optional: Any other materials that you believe will help represent your talent (resumes, links to videos of your playing, etc.). Be creative!


  • February 1: Deadline for all application materials
  • February 19: Finalist notifications

Finalists will be contacted to schedule on-campus auditions and interviews. Auditions will consist of a prepared solo that best represents the student’s musical abilities, as well as scales, exercises and sight reading as appropriate. 

Have Questions?

For questions, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 314.446.8167 or financialaid@uhsp.edu.

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